Friday, November 25, 2011

Don’t Stop Now by Julie Halpern - OPTIONAL

Halpern, Julie  Don’t Stop Now, 232 pages.  Feiwel and Friends, 2011.$16.99 Language PG-13 (31 swears, no “F”); Mature content PG-13; Violence G.  Lil and Josh have been best friends since they were freshman in high school, but now that it’s the summer after graduation they don’t know how their relationship is going to change with Lil preparing to go to college and Josh dreaming up his latest plan for a musical band.  When their friend Penny stages her own kidnapping, Lil and Josh decide to go on a road trip to find Penny, and to have one last adventure before responsibility kicks in.  This book has likable characters, fun dialogue and a realistic ending, but it is not a must read.  HS-OPTIONAL.  Reviewer, C. Peterson, teacher.

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